Morning meeting 09/09/2018

In preparation for worship the band shared the music associated with these words:

Come holy spirit thou guest of my soul,
Make thine abode in me;
Bring in the calm thy sweet presence bestows,
Let me thy temple be.
Come to my heart today,
Come to my heart today,
Rekindle the glory and the glory bestow,
Come to my heart today

Our contribution to worship was In The Love Of Jesus by William Hammond (arr Ray Steadman-Allen):

Like to a lamb who from the fold has strayed
Far on the mountain, of the dark afraid,
Seeking the shelter from the night’s alarm,
Longing for comfort of the shepherd’s arm,
So Jesus found me on sin’s mountain drear,
Gathered me close and banished all my fear.

In the Love of Jesus there is all I need,
While I follow closely where my Lord may lead;
By his grace forgiven,
In his presence blest,
In the love of Jesus,
In the love of Jesus, is perfect rest.

Major Chris asked us this morning to “fan into flame the gift of God’ by using the gifts and talents God has given to each one of us. Dayna Mathie gave us a real life example of this when she shared another powerful and challenging testimony with us, telling how through the work of the Christian Union at her university, people are finding God.

Please join us in praying for Dayna and all other students who start or return to university in the coming weeks.

At the conclusion of worship we played the tune St Clement which we associate with the following words:

The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended,
The darkness falls at Thy behest;
To Thee our morning hymns ascended,
Thy praise shall sanctify our rest.

We thank Thee that Thy church, unsleeping,
While earth rolls onward into light,
Through all the world her watch is keeping,
And rests not now by day or night.

As o’er each continent and island
The dawn leads on another day,
The voice of prayer is never silent,
Nor dies the strain of praise away.

The sun that bids us rest is waking
Our brethren ’neath the western sky,
And hour by hour fresh lips are making
Thy wondrous doings heard on high.

So be it, Lord; Thy throne shall never,
Like earth’s proud empires, pass away:
Thy kingdom stands, and grows forever,
Till all Thy creatures own Thy sway.

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